Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenAyinger Oktober Fest-Märzen
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Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenAyinger Oktober Fest-Märzen

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-15-2001

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Ratings: 2,607 |  Reviews: 1,106
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of dheacck11
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pour from the bottle is a lovely copper amber, nice and clear. finger of soft white head.

Nose is really bright and rich, lots of sweet malt and sweet breadiness.

Taste is really refreshing. Solid sweet, bready flavors up front. Just a hint of lemon and orange. Lots of caramel. Finishes with a much more substantial dry and bitter malt.

Feel is medium thin, perfect and sessionable.

Overall, a really great oktoberfest. Maybe a little on the thinner side, but really a great late summer/early fall brew on a sunny afternoon.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Scrapss
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Ayinger October fest 20oz bottle, poured into a turbinator style glass.

A: very nice deep gold, with a hint of red. nice 1 inch head with no legs. reduces to 2-3 mm disk. carbonation is few small bubbles, not very active. could be a little darker.

S: minutely hop bill, slight gentle malts. Correctly balanced nose for the style.

T: smooth malts, very mild caramel and biscuit malt. Little toasty. Minor orchid notes. Sweetness prevails.

M: biscuit and caramel, creamy due to very well formed carbonation. Dry . Unusually dry for what the nose says it should be. Slightly weedy outbreath. Alcohol is muted but present on ultimate out breath.

O: nice festbier. Not anything offensive, but nothing really punches you in the face. The finish dryness is kinda surprising and welcome. I like this quite a bit. Would not turn it down if offered. Would seek it out in September for fest bier choice.

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Photo of IrishColonial
4.68/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Best German Marzen.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of shand
4.37/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ayinger Oktoberfest is probably the best bottled example of an Oktoberfest you'll find in the states. The malts are very complex offering many facets of the drink, while still being extremely drinkable due to a spot on carbonation level and lighter body.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3/5  rDev -25%

Photo of ONUMello
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a Celebrator glass
A: Orange-amber color, one-finger of microscopic white bubbles
S: Lots of roasted malt, hints of something sour, maybe some yeast but not that deep
T: Largely matches the nose. Malt-driven, a bit floral & sour
M: Medium-bodied, smooth
O: Enjoyable but far from the best in the Ayinger catalog

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of micromaniac129
4.64/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

You can't do much better then this festbier from Ayinger.
It pours with a golden orange amber color, just right. The head produced is about medium height, dense and lingers along while, while leaving some fancy lacing around the glass.
Brilliant clarity, a beauty to behold.
The aroma is malty. I can smell perhaps some toasted malts too. Other then that it's very clean.
The taste is rich and malty. The toasted malts are more pronounced then in the nose but by no means overwelm the flavor.
The malts have a fairly sweet flavor going in but finish slightly dry and bitter.
On the palate it drinks almost full bodied with a smooth, soft finish.
I couldn't ask for anything more.

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2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of vette2006c5r
2.77/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Oktober Fest-Marzen pours a golden color with very little head. There is a harsh malty and sour aroma. The taste is the same rather harsh, malty, and almost a bit sour. The body and flavors are light, but that is a good thing. Overall its a below average Marzen.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 82.4% out of 100 with 2,607 ratings
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